Fact Check: Old Photos of Vandalism Shared as Recent Attack on Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Several posts are being circulated online with a claim that some miscreants vandalized Hanuman temple in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh.

The caption of the post read: “One more Temple Vandalized in #AP, near Teku bank, canal road, Eluru Agraharam, West Godavari District.#SaveTemplesInAP”

The above post can be seen here.

Similar posts can be found here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.

West Godavari Police took to Twitter to inform people that the said incident took place in 2014. The tweet, posted on January 19, 2020, explained that a case was registered against the culprit, Peraka Venkateswara Rao, who was incarcerated for 8 months.

In another tweet, West Godavari Police posted some pictures of the temple to prove that no incident of vandalisation has taken place recently.

 

In conclusion, the above information proves that the picture being circulated along with the claim are old.

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